match.com meets meetup.com

December 22, 2009

Last week I was convinced by my dear friend Mo to check out this meetup.com event.  Didn’t read up on the details, but figured I’d just roll in after my work holiday party to meet her and another friend since they had been trying to get me to come.  Of course, I finally arrive and both of them are engrossed in conversation with guys, paying me no mind.  So I just plop myself down at the bar.

You may recall that I was on match.com about a year ago.  While on it, I was blessed to meet Felipe and my good pal Rico. While Rico is really only good for some stories, I’m pretty impressed that I was able to meet Felipe on there and still maintain a friendship, even if he is embarassed about telling people where we met.  Mo is actually on match.com now.  Apparently she keeps seeing this one guy from match everywhere (by everywhere I mean online and at Churchkey).  Low and behold, he just happens to be at this meetup event as well.

So Mo’s off with this match guy.  I’m at the bar, taking half an hour to figure out what drink I want, when I turn around and see this guy who looks familiar.  I know I have met him before.  He tells me his name is Daniel.  This also sounds familiar.  Somehow, I miraculously put two and two together and realize I know this guy from match.  Recall how I went out with about 30 guys in a span of 2 months. Lucky him; he was one of the 30.  Nice guy, like all the others, just didn’t feel much of a spark.  So Mo and I are both talking to these match guys at the meetup event.  Small world.

After Daniel and I figure out that we went on a date last year through match, he proclaims “Wow, you have a great memory.”  For those of you who may not know me, my memory sucks.  There is no way to put this lightly.  I’ve tried soduko, iPhone app memory games, reading, but nothing seems to help.  So when he told me that I “have a great memory,” I couldn’t help but laugh, out loud of course, so that I had to tell him why I was laughing.  That’s probably the best compliment I’ve heard all year.


iPhone vs. the Droid

December 16, 2009

“Droid does.”  ha – that just popped into my head.  Recently a few friends and I have been duking it out over the merits of the iPhone vs. the new Android.  Now clearly, the Droid’s Verizon network is far superior than the iPhone’s AT&T network.  That is a given.  But the merits of the Droid over the iPhone?  That I’m not so sure about.  Two people I know now have switched from the iPhone to the new Droid, and rave about it.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve played around with the Droid and believe it to be a quality phone, but I’m not so sure we can say it beats the iPhone yet.  Sure it has the GPS and syncs all your contacts on facebook to your contact list.  Some claim the Droid is faster than the 3Gs.  I’m sure Apple will one-up the Droid soon with some new development to make up for these flaws.  Really though, I think the main reason my friends rave about the Droid compared to the iPhone is because Verizon is hands down better than AT&T, but who am I to say.

That being said, someone just sent me an article entitled “iPhone Users are Delusional, Consultants Say.”  They compare iPhone users to Scientologists.  Interesting.  Have you seen these Scientologists on the streets of DC waving people down with masks on? These people must have a screw loose.  I knew I was obsessed with my phone but now it is all a little bit clearer…I really am a little bit nutty.


my readership

November 12, 2009

I’d just like to point out that you guys are extremely demanding.  If I don’t post at least one post per day, people start freaking out.  Apparently you all would prefer that I not actually work at my job, but instead that I blog my life away.  Which I would do, if I wouldn’t lose my job for it.  Working: sort of a necessary evil to avoid being fired.  But obviously blogging is way more fun than reading a 2,000 page bill, for example.  Well, I guess that depends on who you ask…most people in my office would actually wholeheartedly disagree with that statement.  Another option to maintain my blog roll would be to take some time out of my social life and blog at night. 

JUST KIDDING! 

Clearly that will be not be happening.  Regardless, I’ll try to stick to my one blog per day rule in the future.  Luckily, I’ve got some throwbacks ready to go if I have no new material.  The ideas usually just come to me randomly so if I’m not at the computer I’ll jot some things down with the use of my amazing iPhone app (yes…you heard right folks…I am calling the iPhone superior to the Droid [kind of sick of all these new Android users thinking the Droid is superior to the iPhone…please!]).  So my message to you, my readers, is this:  be patient.  Good things come to those who wait.


iPhone apps

October 2, 2009

In another spur of the moment, irrational decision-making process, I bought the iPhone a couple of weeks ago, having previously been a blackberry user on the Verizon network.  I had heard that AT&T service was sub-par compared to Verizon, but they really didn’t hone in on this particular piece of information enough to me apparently.  I still went ahead and made a split second decision to get the iPhone.  Literally, I was at the mall hoping to replace my old blackberry at the Verizon store, finally decided against upgrading the phone and was heading home.  Instead, as I’m walking out of the mall, a light bulb went off in my head and I said to myself “eff it, I’m getting an iPhone,” turned right around and walked into the Apple store.  That literally was my facebook status too…as the thought occurred to me, I updated facebook.  Of course.  Anyway, the rest is history.  Or is it?

I love the iPhone, don’t get me wrong.  The technology is impeccable.  But the AT&T service…are you KIDDING me?  I know I was spoiled by Verizon, but this is ridiculous.  I don’t think I ever dropped a call on Verizon.  Now, I not only drop calls, but just when I need the phone in order to meet up with people or other such important instances when you would require a cellular network, I’ll lose service entirely.  Like at the U2 concert.  Virtually impossible to meet up with anyone in mass crowds without cell phone service.  My other complaint is battery life.  I decided to use the iPhone to take videos and pics at the show, so charged it up to 100% prior to leaving.  But even after charging it to 100%, I still managed to work the battery all the way down to 8% – seriously, 8%?!? – after the show.  I don’t think I ever got down to 50% on my blackberry in a day.  There is a 30 day return policy on the iPhone, so, naturally I went and checked out the Blackberry Tour at the Verizon store the other day.  Obviously, the Tour is not comparable to the iPhone in terms of technology.  I have even begun to get used to typing on the iPhone.  So, I may just decide to stick it out with AT&T service because I find the apps incredibly useful.  However, I do have until October 16th to make the decision to switch, officially.  So I’ll sit on it a few more days and then make a decision at the last minute, like I usually do.

Which brings me to the point of this entire blog post.  I have been slacking all day.  Granted, it’s Friday, and who really works on a Friday?  Still.  I have tons of work to do.  Am I doing it?  No.  I’m already addicted to this blog so have been blogging, facebooking, making plans for the weekend, and chatting.  I give myself until 3:30 to get serious.  I’ve been giving myself a deadline all day that keeps getting pushed back, but 3:30 is the drop dead.

Okay the point.  I love iPhone apps.  But if they could make an app that would help me concentrate and make me a more productive citizen, I would definitely stick it out with the iPhone despite the horrendous cell phone service.  If anyone knows of an app that could assist with this, please advise.  It would make this decision a whole lot easier.

It's amazing what the iPhone can do.

It's amazing what the iPhone can do.